See also

Family of Basil Benjamin Bowtle and Ethel Emily Rogers

Husband: Basil Benjamin Bowtle

  • Name:

  • Basil Benjamin Bowtle3

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Father:

  • James Bowtle (1839, bur.1903)

  • Mother:

  • Hannah Elizabeth Potter (1839?-1885)

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • a bricklayers labourer, postman, soldier and a warehouseman4,5,6,7

  • Note:

  •  

  •  

  •  

  • Lots more military detail, page 12 onwards not completed

  • Birth:

  • 3 Jun 1875

  • Great Bardfield, Essex, England3,6,7,8

  • Baptism:

  • 23 Jul 1875 (age 0)

  • St. Mary the Virgin Church, Great Bardfield, Essex, England9,10

  • Census:

  • 3 Apr 1881 (age 5)

  • High Street, Great Bardfield, Essex, England11

  •  

  • aged 5, attending school born in Great bardfield, living with parents.

  • Census:

  • 5 Apr 1891 (age 15)

  • High Street, Great Bardfield, Essex, England12

  •  

  • aged 14, Bricklayers labourer. Born in Great Bardfield, living with father.

  • Military Beginning:

  • 9 Feb 1893 (age 17)

  • Warley, Essex, England8

  •  

  • signing on for the Essex Regiment either 7 years with the Colours or 5 years in the Reserve as No 3793 aged 18 years 7 months, 5' 67/8" tall, weighed 135lbs, chest 33 1/2 - 36", ruddy freckled complexion, haxel eyes, red hair and CoE

  • Military Service:

  • 2 Oct 1894 (age 19)

  • -; India

  •  

  • arrived in India, see page 12 for list of diseases which included influenza, herpes, gonorrhea and syphilis

  • Wounded:

  • Mar 1900 (age 24)

  • Driefontein, South Africa13

  •  

  • a Corporal in the 1st Essex Regiment, son of Mr James Bowtle builder of Great Bardfield

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 36)

  • The Barracks, Great Warley, Essex, England6

  •  

  • a married Colour Sergeant in the 3rd Essex Regiment. Born in Great Bardfield Essex

  • Employment:

  • 1914 (age 38-39)

  • Chelmsford, Essex, England14

  •  

  • was appointed a postman (R) No 251052

  • Military Service:

  • 1 Oct 1914 (age 39)

  • -; Chelmsford, Essex, England15,16

  •  

  • transferred from the Reserve to the Regular Army, a postman aged 40 years 4 months, from 2/5th Essex Regt to 66th Prov Battn (TF) 16th btn Essex Reg as 375088 then 2/6th (cyclist) Bn Essex Regt. Appointed a Seargent

  • Military Service:

  • 28 Oct 1914 (age 39)

  • -16

  •  

  • appointed acting colour sergeant

  • Military Service:

  • 27 Feb 1915 (age 39)

  • -16

  •  

  • appointed CSM (company sergeant major)

  • Military Service:

  • 19 Oct 1915 (age 40)

  • -16

  •  

  • appointed acting RSM (regimental sergeant major)

  • Hospital:

  • frm 6 Feb 1917 to 8 Feb 1917 (age 41)

  • Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot, Hampshire, England17

  •  

  • sprained wrist and fract rad (fractured radius), slipped up and fell on ice on hand ......"on duty" "not to blame". No 2554 RSM fell on 5th February 1917 at Talawera Barracks Aldershot whilst paying final visit to Barrack Rooms after 10pm staff parade and he was in no way to blame

  • Military Service:

  • frm 19 Nov 1917 to 21 Nov 1917 (age 42)

  • -; Southern Army Infantry School, Thorndon Hall, Brentwood, Essex, England18

  •  

  • 375088 CSM Bowtle of 2/8 Essex Cyclists attended a course and obtained a good report

  • Military Ending:

  • 6 Apr 1919 (age 43)19

  •  

  •  

  • next of kin Mrs E E Bowtle 48 Mildonay Road Chelmsford and no record of any adverse conduct

  • Census:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 64)

  • 9 Christy Avenue, Chelmsford, Essex, England7

  •  

  • a married printers warehouseman living with his wife and son Leonard. Born on 3rd June 1875

  • Miscellaneous:

  • 22 May 1949

  • Colchester, Essex, England20

  •  

  • marched with 300 others from the drill hall to St. Peters Church in a post-war reunion of the 5th Essex Regiment Old Comrades' Association. He had completed his military service in Ireland in 1919 as a colour sergeant

  • Death:

  • Aug 1970 (app) (age 95)

  • Chelmsford, Essex, England1,21

Wife: Ethel Emily Rogers

  • Name:

  • Ethel Emily Rogers

  • Sex:

  • Female

  • Father:

  • -

  • Mother:

  • -

  • Birth:

  • 30 Apr 1883

  • Framsden, Suffolk, England6,7

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 27)

  • The Barracks, Great Warley, Essex, England6

  •  

  • married wife living with three children. Born in Framsden Suffolk. Married for seven years with three children all of whom are still living

  • Census:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 56)

  • 9 Christy Avenue, Chelmsford, Essex, England7

  •  

  • married doing unpaid domestic duties and living with her husband and son Leonard. Born on 30th April 1883

  • Death:

  • Dec 1976 (app) (age 93)

  • Braintree, Essex, England22

Child 1: Basil Harry Bowtle

  • Name:

  • Basil Harry Bowtle1,23

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Spouse:

  • Eva Annie Joyce (1904-2003)

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • heavy electrical switch gear charge hand24

  • Birth:

  • 27 Jul 1904

  • Long Melford, Suffolk, England1,6,23,24

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 6)

  • The Barracks, Great Warley, Essex, England6

  •  

  • son living with his mother and two siblings. Born in Long Melford Suffolk

  • Census:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 35)

  • 2 Christy Avenue, Chelmsford, Essex, England24

  •  

  • a married heavy electrical switchgear charge hand (erector fitter?) living with his wife, daughter and a closed record (presumably daughter Marion). Born on 27th July 1904

  • Death:

  • Q2 1967 (age 62)

  • Chelmsford, Essex, England1,25

Child 2: Dorothy Ethel Bowtle

  • Name:

  • Dorothy Ethel Bowtle1,26

  • Sex:

  • Female

  • Birth:

  • Q3 1906

  • Warley, Essex, England1,6,26

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 5)

  • The Barracks, Great Warley, Essex, England6

  •  

  • daughter living with her mother and two siblings. Born in Warley Essex

  • Death:

  • Q4 1929 (age 23)

  • Chelmsford "Registration District", Essex, England1,27

Child 3: Elsie Florence Bowtle

  • Name:

  • Elsie Florence Bowtle28

  • Sex:

  • Female

  • Spouse:

  • George Victor Ringer (1907-1984)

  • Birth:

  • 27 Mar 1908

  • Warley, Essex, England6,28,29,30

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 3)

  • The Barracks, Great Warley, Essex, England6

  •  

  • daughter living with mother and two siblings. Born in Warley Essex

  • Census:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 31)

  • 10 Seventh Avenue, Chelmsford, Essex, England29

  •  

  • married doing unpaid domestic duties and living with her husband. Born on 27th March 1908

  • Death:

  • Mar 1995 (age 86-87)

  • Chelmsford "Registration District", Essex, England30,31

Child 4: Leonard George Bowtle

  • Name:

  • Leonard George Bowtle1,32

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • costs clerk33

  • Birth:

  • 31 May 1914

  • Chelmsford, Essex, England1,7,32,34

  •  

  • 1939 census and PoW record say born on 31st May 1914, birthday book says 24th March 1914

  • Census:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 25)

  • 9 Christy Avenue, Chelmsford, Essex, England7

  •  

  • an unmarried costs clerk living with his parents. Born on 31st May 1914

  • Prisoner of War:

  • 1942 (age 27-28)

  • Singapore33

  •  

  • private S/13033843 29 CMTD RASC of 48 Mildmay Road Chelmsford. Son of Basil Benjamin and Ethel Emil Bowtle of 9 Chrisy Avenue Chelmsford who was a costs clerk prior to enlistment

  • Death:

  • 1 Mar 1943 (age 29)

  • Burma Railway, Burma1,35,36,37,38

  •  

  • Private S/13033843 Royal Army Service Corps

  • War Memorial:

  •  

  • Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand38

  •  

  • private S/13033843 Royal Army Service Corps son of Basil Benjamin and Ethel Emily Bowtle, of Chelmsford, Essex

Child 5: Phyllis Bowtle

  • Name:

  • Phyllis Bowtle1,39

  • Sex:

  • Female

  • Birth:

  • Q3 1916

  • Chelmsford "Registration District", Essex, England1,40

  • Death:

  • Q1 1918 (age 1)

  • Chelmsford "Registration District", Essex, England1,39

Sources

1.

Geoff Bowtle personal communication. letter.

2.

England and Wales Marriage Index 1837 - 2005, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). Bosmere Dec 1903 4a 1885.

3.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Dunmow 1875 quarter:3 volume:4a page:423.

4.

Ancestry British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). Image in personal file page:1.

5.

Ibid. Image in personal file page:3.

6.

Census 1911, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG14 piece:9950 registration district:191 sub-district:4 enumeration district:17 schedule:9999. Cit. Date: 30 June 2018.

7.

1939 UK Register, (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG101 piece:1492E page:13 line:3 letter code:DBPI. Cit. Date: 30 June 2018.

8.

Ancestry British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). Image in personal file.

9.

Church of the Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch, (www.familysearch.org).

10.

Church Register. own copy of fiche:for Gt. Bardfield, Essex. Cit. Date: April 2002.

11.

Census 1881, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG11 piece:1812/87/18.

12.

Census 1891, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk).

13.

FindMyPast Newspaper article, ( on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). The Essex County Standard Saturday 31st March 1900 page:6.

14.

Ancestry British Post Office Appointment Books 1737-1969, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk).

15.

FindMyPast British Army Service Records, ( on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). Image in personal file page:3. Cit. Date: 9 February 2017.

16.

Ibid. Image in personal file page:8. Cit. Date: 9 February 2017.

17.

Ancestry British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). Image in personal file page:4 to 6.

18.

FindMyPast British Army Service Records, ( on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). Image in personal file page:7. Cit. Date: 9 February 2017.

19.

Ancestry British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). Image in personal file page:9 and 10.

20.

FindMyPast Newspaper article, ( on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). The Essex Newsman Tuesday 24th May 1949 page:3.

21.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Chelmsford 1970 quarter:3 volume:4a page:1192.

22.

Ibid. Braintree Dec 1976 9 0960s.

23.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Sudbury 1904 quarter:3 volume:4a page:938. Cit. Date: 23 July 2018.

24.

1939 UK Register, (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG101 piece:1492E page:12 line:34 letter code:DBPI. Cit. Date: 23 July 2018.

25.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Chelmsford 1967 quarter:2 volume:4a page:495. Cit. Date: 23 July 2018.

26.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Billericay 1906 quarter:3 volume:4a page:667. Cit. Date: 30 June 2018.

27.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Chelmsford 1929 quarter:4 volume:4a page:601. Cit. Date: 30 June 2018.

28.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Billericay Jun 1908 4a 688.

29.

1939 UK Register, (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG101 piece:1496E page:9 line:29 letter code:DBQJ. Cit. Date: 7 December 2017.

30.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Chelmsford 1995 quarter:1 district:48681A register:A55G entry:110 date:0395. Cit. Date: 7 December 2017.

31.

Evelyn Bashford personal communication. letter to Geoff Bowtle. Cit. Date: 18 April 2000.

32.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Chelmsford 1914 quarter:2 volume:4a page:1327. Cit. Date: 30 June 2018.

33.

FindMyPast Prisoners of War 1715-1945 Transcription, (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). Cit. Date: 30 June 2018.

34.

Helen Caroline Oakley, Birthday Book of Helen Caroline Oakley dated 17th June 1886 Wethersfield. Family Archive, Held by David and Sue Wilkinson.

35.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Army Deaths 1943 volume:12 page:35.

36.

Andrew Bowtle personal communication. visit to Harold. Cit. Date: 5 May 2003.

37.

Ancestry UK Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk).

38.

FindMyPast Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt Of Honour Transcription, (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). grave ref:12.D.12. Cit. Date: 30 June 2018.

39.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Chelmsford 1918 quarter:1 volume:4a page:733. Cit. Date: 5 May 2018.

40.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Chelmsford 1916 quarter:3 volume:4a page:1249. Cit. Date: 4 May 2018.